Easy Listening - 2675 002 - (Condition 90-95%) -  2LP Set 

Easy listening is a popular music genre and radio format that sprouted in the late 1950s to distinguish pop music vocalists singing in the style of popular music established in the 1930s and 1940s from other pop artists singing in a style closer to the new rock and roll music. Veteran pop stars such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Kate Smith, Doris Day, and Dinah Shore as well as newer acts such as Johnny Mathis, Steve Lawrence, Jerry Vale, Robert Goulet, Eydie Gorme, Andy Williams, Jim Nabors, and Vikki Carr were classified as "easy listening" performers by radio and the record industry although generally not labeled as vocalists of a specific genre. Easy listening vocalists sing in a smooth, generally non-theatrical vocal style (with exceptions such as Barbra Streisand) and sing a repertoire largely consisting of romantic ballads. This style today is now labeled classic pop and sung by such contemporary performers as Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Harry Connick Jr. Sometimes labeled as mood musicor, incorrectly, middle-of-the-road (MOR) music, it encompasses instrumental recordings of standards, hit songs and popular non-rock vocals. It was differentiated from the mostly instrumental beautiful music format by its variety of styles, including a percentage of vocals, arrangements and tempos to fit various day parts during the broadcast day.Easy listening music is often confused with elevator music provided by Muzak Holdings and other music services for businesses and elevators,[not verified in body] or lounge music, but while it was popular in some of the same venues it bore only modest resemblance to the background sound of this kind of music. A significant portion of easy listening music is purely instrumental and included some big band and orchestral arrangements of standards, themes from movies, bossa nova hits and small instrumental ensembles playing instrumental versions of popular songs, including light jazz and even some soft rock. However, it was distinguished by slower tempo, and the large prominence of strings. When reed instruments such as saxophones were employed, they were used in a gentle, as opposed to brash, tone.The style has been synonymous with the tag "with strings". String instruments had been used in sweet bands in the 1930s and in background contexts in films. In the 1940s and 1950s strings had been used in jazz and popular music contexts. As examples in the jazz genre, there are the post-World War II recordings of Charlie Parker and the 1955 recordings of Clifford Brown and Helen Merrill. Early examples of practitioner in the popular context were Dinah Washington in 1951, and Jackie Gleason in 1952. In the 1950s the use of strings quickly became a main feature of the developing easy listening genre.The name "easy listening" was used by Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine to describe the sound of radio station WPIX-FM in New York. The format was developed by Charlie Whitaker, Program Director of the New York Daily News' station, broadcasting from the "Pix Penthouse" in the Daily News Building. Whitaker had designed the format as program director of KODA-FM in Houston, where it achieved top ratings in that market. WPIX-FM also quickly became the top-rated FM radio station in New York and ranked among the top five of all stations, AM and FM, with adults 25–49 from 1964 through 1968. The format was emulated by many syndicated programmers (including Whitaker himself) and became the most popular format in FM radio nationwide. It later became known as Adult Contemporary, and this signaled an end to the instrumental content of the format. An attempt by Whitaker and his partner Lynn Christian, formerly GM of WPIX-FM, to revive the original format in the late 1990s was unsuccessful because of problems with delivery. It remains one of the most popular radio formats of all time.The style has been synonymous with the tag "with strings". String instruments had been used in sweet bands in the 1930s and in background contexts in films. In the 1940s and 1950s strings had been used in jazz and popular music contexts. As examples in the jazz genre, there are the post-World War II recordings of Charlie Parker and the 1955 recordings of Clifford Brown and Helen Merrill. Early examples of practitioner in the popular context were Dinah Washington in 1951, and Jackie Gleason in 1952. In the 1950s the use of strings quickly became a main feature of the developing easy listening genre.The name "easy listening" was used by Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine to describe the sound of radio station WPIX-FM in New York. The format was developed by Charlie Whitaker, Program Director of the New York Daily News' station, broadcasting from the "Pix Penthouse" in the Daily News Building. Whitaker had designed the format as program director of KODA-FM in Houston, where it achieved top ratings in that market. WPIX-FM also quickly became the top-rated FM radio station in New York and ranked among the top five of all stations, AM and FM, with adults 25–49 from 1964 through 1968. The format was emulated by many syndicated programmers (including Whitaker himself) and became the most popular format in FM radio nationwide. It later became known as Adult Contemporary, and this signaled an end to the instrumental content of the format. An attempt by Whitaker and his partner Lynn Christian, formerly GM of WPIX-FM, to revive the original format in the late 1990s was unsuccessful because of problems with delivery. It remains one of the most popular radio formats of all time.

Record Details

Title

Various ‎– Easy Listening - 2675 002

Lyrics

Simon, Belafonts-Burgess, Herbert-Dubin, Trad. Arr. Paramor, Tubbo, Gibson, Mozart Arr. Scott, Harrison, Alder-Ross, Marek-Vacek, Martini, Raskin, M.,  P. Valle-Gilbert, Bacharach-David, Beethoven, B., M. Gibb, Read-Mason, Loewe-Lerner, Binge, Mancini Mercer, Renis-Testa, Vincent-Van & Holman-Mackay

Releasing Year

1970

Instrument

Orchestra

Genre

Private Songs

Language

Hindi

Label

Polydor

Made In

India

Manufacture

Polydor Of India Ltd. 

Serial No.

2675 002

Record One Side One

  • The James Last Orchestra
  • Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra "Island In The Sun"
  • The Luxembourg Pop Orchestra
  • The Big Ben Banjo Band
  • John Scott Orchestra, Theme

Record One Side Two

  • Bert Kaempfert Orchestra "Something"
  • Alfred Hause & His Orchestra
  • Marek & Vacek - "Black Eyes"
  • Fritz Schulz-Reichel "Tea For Two"
  • Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra "Plaisir D' Amour"

Record Two Side One 

  • The Big Ben Hawaiian Band
  • James Last "Elizabethan Serenade"
  • Max Greger & His Orchestra "Moon River"
  • Tommy Reilly, Kai Warner & His Orchestra "Quando, Quando Quando"
  • The Gunter Kallmann Choir "Daydream"

Record Two Side Two 

  • Horst Wendes Accordion Band
  • Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra
  • Augusto Alguero & His Orchestra "I Say A Little Prayer"
  • Nick Ingman Orchestra & Chorus Moonlight Melody
  • Kai Warner & His Orchestra "Don't Forget To Remember"

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Excellent                                       

Instruments
Instrument - 1 Orchestra
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1 Simon
Lyrics - 2 Belafonts-Burgess
Lyrics - 3 Herbert-Dubin
Lyrics - 4 Trad. Arr. Paramor
Lyrics - 5 Tubbo
Lyrics - 6 Gibson
Lyrics - 7 Mozart Arr. Scott
Lyrics - 8 Harrison
Lyrics - 9 Alder-Ross
Lyrics - 10 Marek-Vacek
Lyrics - 11 Martini
Lyrics - 12 Raskin
Lyrics - 13 P. Valle-Gilbert,
Lyrics - 14 Bacharach-David
Lyrics - 15 Beethoven
Lyrics - 16 M. Gibb
Record 1
Record1 - Side1 - Song1 The James Last Orchestra
Record1 - Side1 - Song2 Roberto Delgado & His Orchestra "Island In The Sun"
Record1 - Side1 - Song3 The Luxembourg Pop Orchestra
Record1 - Side1 - Song4 The Big Ben Banjo Band
Record1 - Side1 - Song5 John Scott Orchestra, Theme
Record1 - Side2 - Song1 Bert Kaempfert Orchestra "Something"
Record1 - Side2 - Song2 Alfred Hause & His Orchestra
Record1 - Side2 - Song3 Marek & Vacek - "Black Eyes"
Record1 - Side2 - Song4 Fritz Schulz-Reichel "Tea For Two"
Record1 - Side2 - Song5 Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra "Plaisir D' Amour"
Record 2
Record2 - Side1 - Song1 The Big Ben Hawaiian Band
Record2 - Side1 - Song2 James Last "Elizabethan Serenade"
Record2 - Side1 - Song3 Max Greger & His Orchestra "Moon River"
Record2 - Side1 - Song4 Tommy Reilly, Kai Warner & His Orchestra "Quando, Quando Quando"
Record2 - Side1 - Song5 The Gunter Kallmann Choir "Daydream"
Record2 - Side2 - Song1 Horst Wendes Accordion Band
Record2 - Side2 - Song2 Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra
Record2 - Side2 - Song3 Augusto Alguero & His Orchestra "I Say A Little Prayer"
Record2 - Side2 - Song4 Nick Ingman Orchestra & Chorus Moonlight Melody
Record2 - Side2 - Song5 Kai Warner & His Orchestra "Don't Forget To Remember"
Record Details
Genre private songs
Label Polydor
Language Hindi
Releasing Year 1970
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM

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Easy Listening - 2675 002 - (Condition 90-95%) - 2LP Set

  • Brand: Polydor
  • Product Code: 2675 002
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Rs.3,500.00

  • Ex Tax: Rs.3,500.00

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